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Romañach, J. Mario (1917–1984) By López, Alberto José-Antonio

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM234-1
Published: 09/05/2016
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Based on the quality of design in his projects both built and unbuilt, the significant output of work during his relatively short career in Cuba (over seventy built during his eight years in the partnership Bosch y Romañach (1948–1955) with architect Silverio Bosch and five years as an independent practitioner), and a consensus among critics both contemporary and current, Mario Romañach is generally regarded as Cuba’s most talented modern architect. A creative individual passionately dedicated to rational architectonic experimentation as well as a designer with a sensible interest in traditional spatial systems and formal composition, both local as well as foreign, he generated a body of work that reflected a careful balance between an international modernity and Cuba’s colonial past.

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López, Alberto José-Antonio. "Romañach, J. Mario (1917–1984)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 5 Jun. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM234-1

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